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Helplessly Cool Mastroianni Defined Style

Helplessly Cool Mastroianni Defined Style

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 23 Feb 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

An Italian actor who rose to prominence in the 1960's, Marcello Mastroianni became a star within Italian cinema in the 1950's after a stint in the theater, when he caught the attention of Federico Fellini. Mastroianni acted in some of Fellini's biggest movies, including La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2.

Driving a Bentley R-type is Exaltation

Driving a Bentley R-type is Exaltation

By Ronald Ahrens / 13 Feb 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

My experience behind the large wheel of a standard 1953 R-Type sedan left vivid impressions of the exalted seating position, and from somewhere within me there came the feeling of pity for those unfortunate people down below in their Hondas and Chevys. An R-Type Continental would surely amplify this feeling...

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The Mini was the Giant Killer Born to Burst Some Bubbles

The Mini was the Giant Killer Born to Burst Some Bubbles

By Brian Garrity / 11 Feb 2015 / 7 Comments Read More

British Motor Company (BMC) President Leonard Lord, believed that if the British motoring public truly needed a small, fuel efficient car to endure the nation’s precarious hold on foreign oil, this car should be “a proper small car” and not the “bloody awful bubble cars” that he felt should be driven “off the streets.”

What it is is a Morgan 3-Wheeler

What it is is a Morgan 3-Wheeler

By Yoav Gilad / 29 Jan 2015 / 11 Comments Read More

There are many reasons that the Morgan 3-wheeler isn’t for you, most of them related to practicality and the fact that you’re not a superhero living in an underground lair in the sparsely populated English hill-country. No, the Morgan is certainly not for you. Superheroes are used to attention and publicity, even if they are reclusive, and can handle it. You, my mortal friend, are not ready for the attention.

This Jensen Fits Right

This Jensen Fits Right

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Jan 2015 / 9 Comments Read More

At first blush, leaving Italy to go in search of a beautiful vintage car seems as unnecessary as leaving Tahiti to look for the perfect beach. But when a man takes a fancy to a particular car, he sometimes has no choice but to cast a wider net...

A Thousand Miles and a Petrolicious Rally in a Mini

A Thousand Miles and a Petrolicious Rally in a Mini

By Petrolicious Productions / 22 Jan 2015
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The day I heard that “Drive Tastefully: Paramount Ranch” was happening, I immediately bought tickets. Only afterwards did I begin to consider that I may have gotten ahead of myself. I live some four hundred miles away from the rally’s starting point. I also happen to drive a 1977 Austin Mini, which is neither a long-distance champion nor a paragon of reliability...

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The Mini Visualized

The Mini Visualized

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jan 2015
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Earlier last year, we shared Sumner Norman's Mini, but as it's the new year, we wanted to reflect on some of our favorite stories. So we've created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that the Mini was the first British car to sell over one million models?

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Book Review: Racing Colours

Book Review: Racing Colours

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 23 Dec 2014
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The late Simon Owen, an artist and illustrator known for specializing in racing car subjects, showcases his talents one last time in Racing Colours: Motor Racing Compositions 1908-2009. The book covers over seventy graphic compositions of racing car liveries from almost the very beginning of motorsport through to the modern-era.

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After Blood, Sweat, and Tears, He's Selling his TVR 2500M

After Blood, Sweat, and Tears, He's Selling his TVR 2500M

By Ryan Connolly / 27 Nov 2014 / 6 Comments Read More

You’ll find Neal’s 2500M listed on Craigslist New York City for a paltry $24,000. This rare British classic with the heart of a Mustang will absolutely make a willing buyer giddy with excitement each time they turn the key. Through all of the blood, sweat, and tears, surely, I thought, he must have named the car. “If I name it I have to keep it.”

Classic British Roadsters for Every Budget (Really)

Classic British Roadsters for Every Budget (Really)

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Nov 2014

Last week we featured classic British roadsters for every budget and, rightfully so, drew some ire for the lack of less expensive options. So this week, we've limited all the featured cars for sale to a more realistic budget. Gather your scally cap and check out these classic British roadsters for sale under $15k.

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Classic British Roadsters for Every Budget

Classic British Roadsters for Every Budget

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Nov 2014

There may not be another genre that delivers the automotive experience to the same extent. You can spend a lot on a roadster depending on type and heritage, but since they’re plentiful in affordable price ranges, they’re also a great point of entry to classic car ownership. Here are five classic British roadsters currently on sale for every budget.

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